Sunday, May 06, 2007
My second 5K and I shaved off 6:11 time to come in at 54:34, and this time no shin splints. I thought these were going to be an inevitable fact until I simply weigh less, no amount of stretching was helping! But I feel great today, no different that my nomal treadmill workout - maybe I should have pushed harder :)
I just realized I have past the date of my 1 year anniversary on sparks. Unfortunatley, I started, then had an accident with broken bones and wasn't able to walk for the next 9 weeks. I found out last summer that my father had cancer and we were all shocked that 4 weeks later we had to say goodbye. Later in the year my mother was in the hospital for a couple of months and I was laid off from work. I rejoined Sparks in September. When I think of another time I had seemingly unbearable stress in my life and how it almost killed me, and then I compare it to last year and how I was able to manage everything and care for everyone while keeping myself healthy. In a total year I've lost and regained, but am now down 20 pounds, I've walked over 288 miles, sleep better, breath better and am happier. I guess I have to take progress in a different form for this year, not in the scale but in how I've made my life healthier.
Looking forward to the next 5K and my real one year anniversary in September!